The Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) Convention has been designed to gather members of the judiciary, together with a distinguished group of ADR experts, to engage in a high-level discussion of selected topics in the areas of arbitration, mediation and construction adjudication.
Kindly hosted by Clifford Chance LLP the convention, in its seventh year, aims to provide ADR practitioners with a forum to address and discuss practical issues associated with the role performed by dispute resolution professionals.
This year's theme is “Alternative Dispute Resolution and the State”.
PROGRAMME*: *Please note that this programme may be subject to change
09.00 - 09.30 Registration followed by tea and coffee 09.30 - 09.40 Welcome address by Anthony Abrahams MCIArb, CIArb Director General 09.40 - 10.10 Keynote address by The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury 10.10 - 11.10 First panel session (Constructive Disputes: Ameliorating Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures in the UK) * Panel Chair/member of panel - Nicholas Gould FCIArb, Fenwick Elliott (FIDIC claims, Dispute Avoidance and Adjudication Board and arbitration process or Dispute Boards and the CIArb DB Rules) * Panellist - Philip Harris FCIArb, Wright Hassall (Adjudication “made in Britain”) * Panellist - Andrew Aglionby FCIArb, Arbitration Chambers (Expert-witnesses and documents-only procedure) * Panellist - Ned Beale FCIArb, Trowers & Hamlins (Financial Tribunal Scheme – bridging the access to justice gap in banking disputes) * Panellist - Olena Gulyanytska FCIArb and Paul Rose C.Arb FCIArb (Pubs Code Adjudicator - statutory arbitration) 11.10 - 11.25 Morning coffee 11.25 - 12.25 Second panel session (Global Investment, Trade and Shipping for Alternative Dispute Resolution - ADR for all) * Panel Chair/member of panel - Sarah Vasani, Addleshaw Goddard (ISDS Mediation and Conciliation: An elegant solution or mere distraction)
* Panellist - Ben Beaumont FCIArb, Garden Court Chambers (UNCITRAL arbitration expedited rules: An opportunity or the end of arbitration?) * Panellist - James Clanchy FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator (London maritime arbitration as a transnational regulator) * Panellist - Alexis Foucard, Clifford Chance (The growing importance of anti-corruption compliance standards in international arbitration) * Panellist - Catharine Titi FCIArb, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Between Utopia and Realism: Mediation and the Settlement of Investment Disputes) 12.25 - 13.40 Lunch 13.40 - 14.40 Third panel session (Alternative Dispute Resolution and the matters of global importance: Sovereign immunity, climate change and security of critical infrastructure) * Panellist - Dr Lucas Bastin, Essex Court Chambers (Issues of sovereign immunity and enforcement)
* Panellist – Dr Emilia Onyema FCIArb, SOAS (ADR, the State and Consent)
* Panellist – Anthony Albertini, Clyde & Co (ADR and its Pivotal Role in Ensuring Critical Infrastructure Development)
* Panellist - Emily Hay, Hanotiau & van den Berg (Security of Critical Infrastructure in the Digital Age)
* Panellist – Marion Smith QC FCIarb, 39 Essex Chambers (Energy Arbitration in the Era of Extinction Rebellion) 14.40 - 14.55 Afternoon break 14.55 - 16.00 Session discussion and Q&A with representatives of the CIArb (an opportunity to discuss new schemes, shadowing opportunities, commitment)
* Panel Chair/member of panel – Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb, Crown Office Chambers
16.00 - 16.15 Closing remarks by Anthony Abrahams MCIArb, CIArb Director General 16.15 End of meeting followed by networking drinks reception* *During the reception, CIArb will be presenting the President Prize(s), Student of the Year Award and Fellows’ Graduation Ceremony.